The Legacy of Evan Bayh


Pretty much says it all, which is why it’s not necessarily safe for work..

Author: Jonathan Zasloff

Jonathan Zasloff teaches Torts, Land Use, Environmental Law, Comparative Urban Planning Law, Legal History, and Public Policy Clinic - Land Use, the Environment and Local Government. He grew up and still lives in the San Fernando Valley, about which he remains immensely proud (to the mystification of his friends and colleagues). After graduating from Yale Law School, and while clerking for a federal appeals court judge in Boston, he decided to return to Los Angeles shortly after the January 1994 Northridge earthquake, reasoning that he would gladly risk tremors in order to avoid the average New England wind chill temperature of negative 55 degrees. Professor Zasloff has a keen interest in world politics; he holds a PhD in the history of American foreign policy from Harvard and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University. Much of his recent work concerns the influence of lawyers and legalism in US external relations, and has published articles on these subjects in the New York University Law Review and the Yale Law Journal. More generally, his recent interests focus on the response of public institutions to social problems, and the role of ideology in framing policy responses. Professor Zasloff has long been active in state and local politics and policy. He recently co-authored an article discussing the relationship of Proposition 13 (California's landmark tax limitation initiative) and school finance reform, and served for several years as a senior policy advisor to the Speaker of California Assembly. His practice background reflects these interests: for two years, he represented welfare recipients attempting to obtain child care benefits and microbusinesses in low income areas. He then practiced for two more years at one of Los Angeles' leading public interest environmental and land use firms, challenging poorly planned development and working to expand the network of the city's urban park system. He currently serves as a member of the boards of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (a state agency charged with purchasing and protecting open space), the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (the leading legal service firm for low-income clients in east Los Angeles), and Friends of Israel's Environment. Professor Zasloff's other major activity consists in explaining the Triangle Offense to his very patient wife, Kathy.

6 thoughts on “The Legacy of Evan Bayh”

  1. OTOH, Joel, maybe you could write some updated Republican Torah verses for the occation 'Lord G-d, we have dealt in iniquities and corruption, we have turned our faces from You, and have taken delight in sin. Instead of building, we have gleefully destroyed and looted; instead of justice, we have labored for injustice; we have made crooked that which was straight, and put obstacles in the way of the righteous.

    And for that, we thank Your Adversary, who has rewarded us generously, and who has inflicted the burdens of our misdeeds on others, so that we may continue to profit from our evils, even when we don't hold the heights of powers.

    In short, G-d, blow it out Your Ass, because Your Adversary is clearly more powerful. In *His* name we pray, now and forever, Nema'.

  2. In short, G-d, blow it out Your Ass, because Your Adversary is clearly more powerful.

    Final score: Gilded Calf 1, Yahweh 0.

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